This episode is full of impactful wisdom and delightful insights into how powerful the heart really is. Rollin McCraty, Ph.D. is Director of Research of the HeartMath Research Center, and joins us to share his psycho-physiology research in heart coherence.
If you’re tuning in order after listening to Jodi Cohen’s and Caitlin Thompson’s episodes, you’ll find this discussion absolutely fascinating. Dr. McCraty reveals the effects of emotions on heart–brain interactions and on autonomic, cardiovascular, hormonal, and immune system functions. You’ll walk away with a lot of information, and want to expand further on the topic.
To learn more about Dr. McCraty and his work, simply head to HeartMath.org. As a starting point, Dr. McCraty recommends purchasing your own Inner Balance Coherence Sensor and reading the book Heart Intelligence – which you can both find on the HeartMath website.
The society that Dr. McCraty referenced in the episode is the Global Coherence Initiative.
“But more importantly, it aligns us with who we really are in a much deeper level. I’m really seeing we have the science here to support the idea that the heart isn’t just a pump. That it’s really an access to a deeper part of who we really are what some people might call their higher self or spirit.”
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Rollin McCraty, Ph.D. is Director of Research of the HeartMath Research Center at the HeartMath Institute. As a psycho-physiologist, Dr. McCraty’s research interests include the physiology of emotion, heart-brain communication and the global interconnectivity between people and the earth’s energetic systems. Findings from this research have been applied to the development of tools and technology to optimize individual and organizational health, performance, and quality of life.
Dr. McCraty has acted as Principal Investigator in numerous studies examining the effects of emotions on heart–brain interactions and on autonomic, cardiovascular, hormonal, and immune system function, and outcome studies to determine the benefits of positive emotion-focused interventions and heart rhythm coherence feedback in diverse organizational, educational and various clinical populations.
Dr. McCraty has been featured in a number of documentary films such as I am, The Truth, The Joy of Sox, The Power of the Heart, Solar Revolution, and The Living Matrix, among many others. For more about Dr. McCraty, please visit: heartmath.org